Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the process of improving the visibility of web content in search engines using an understanding of search engines' processes and algorithms. Also known as "natural" or "organic" search, it is distinct from paid web advertising.

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Should we still care about ajax-crawling specification?

It seems google crawlers run js. But documentations of ajax-crawling techniques are still available on Google Developers site. Are they still valid and necessary to be followed?
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Why can't I find a certain text on my site in Google?

I can't find certain text on my site in Google, even if I'm searching specifically on the page that this text in on: site:mysite.com/page.html hidden text I tried searching just for ...
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How Google crawler behaves when the HTML page is 1.6MB? [duplicate]

Is it possible that Google crawler doesn't fetch all the content on the page when it's size is 1.6 MB? How does Google treat big documents?
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Best place to place organization structured data

Where is the best place to place structured data about your organization? Is it best to place it on every page or on just the home of your website? I am referring to: http://schema.org/Organization ...
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Structured data blog post vs review

I have a blog on my website. I write articles on it and product reviews. When using structured data, how should I markup the blog post and review? I am currently using: http://schema.org/BlogPosting ...
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How bad is cloaking for my site's search engine rankings?

My website is very JavaScript-heavy. All the content of the site is loaded asynchronously using JavaScript. So my developers implemented cloaking - server sends a static version of the webpage if it's ...
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'uploads' and 'jpg' amongst my 10 top keywords in Google Webmaster Tools

Amongst my 10 top keywords in Google WebMaster Tools (Search Console) I have noticed that 'uploads' and 'jpg' show up in 4th and 5th position. This does not make sense to me although I suspect the ...
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Is there a difference in Google scoring when using querystring parametes vs non-querystring parameters? [duplicate]

Is there a difference in Google scoring if I use this URL: http://www.example.com/venues?category=boats vs this URL: http://www.example.com/venues/boats So, I'm not talking about readability for the ...
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What's the need of Bing Webmaster Tools if i have already configured GWT

I have an e-commerce site for which the TG is in USA & UK demographics. I've already configured the Google Analytics & Google Webmaster Tools for the same. All is working well. Now, my ...
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Better to create multiple related niche blogs or one blog that contains all related niches?

I am finding it difficult to decide whether having small blog sites under specific domains is better than having one blog site that contains several sections about the subcategories of the main topic. ...
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Prioritizing duplicate/syndicated content rather than original

The Context I work for a company that services the PR and communications industry on of variety of levels. Our direct clients use us as a content creation agency, to help integrate their brand into ...
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Dynamic IP address for website. Can it have negative impact on SEO?

We want to start using AWS elastic beanstalk + Route53 setup for hosting our website. The major problem is that AWS elastic beanstalk is load balancer and will return different IP addresses after each ...
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Integrate WordPress in Java Platform for the SEO

I have a platform developed in JSF (Java) and a blog that was stored in Blogger. What I've done it is install Apache on my own server where Tomcat is installed, it install WordPress on Apache and it ...
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Is it good for SEO and not bad for user experience to turn headers into links?

I have a parent article that talks briefly on child articles, and has this pattern: H1 - Parent Article A small introduction H2 - Sub Article Title 1 Some content H2 - Sub Article Title 2 Some ...
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Does Content Only Rank With Link Juice?

I just wondered if I could get peoples views on some thoughts I have on google optimisation and ranking. Would you agree that if a website had 5000 pages and all had unique and valuable information, ...
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What's the point of hiding self-linking in comments?

On this site, there are links of related articles as usual, and underneath, comments. Some of them are linking to the same kind of articles on the same site, but using false users with a personal ...
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Blogger sitemap for Webmaster Tools

I'm developing a new Blogger Blog, and I'm about to send its first sitemap to Google Webmaster Tools. The thing is, I've found 2 articles about Blogger sitemaps, in which one is suggesting to send the ...
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Ranking on Baidu - .cn vs .中国 TLD?

I was reading this article about optimizing my site for Baidu which says that while Baidu searches and indexes .com and .net TLDs, it favors .cn domains and ranks them higher compared to the others. ...
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Switch to HTTPS - does backlink value to HTTP drop?

When switching from HTTP to HTTPS, how much of the backlink value is lost in the process? Has it been documented anywhere what this instant switch does to how Google views & evaluates the ...
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AggregateRating Google+ For services of own product?

I have a client which is asking If I could enable "stars" in their search results. What they actually want is the Google+ Reviews rating to show up on their profile (it's all 5 stars that's why). As ...
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Internal Links With Just File Name [duplicate]

Just a simple question. Which internal link is better? <a href="sales.php" title="....">....</a> <a href="http://domain.com/sales.php" title="....">....</a>
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Google not updating title with htaccess expires

It's been 2 weeks I've changed my website title and still Google hasn't changed the title in search engine. I think it's because of if modified since header... my website is generating 201 OK status ...
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Which URL(s) do I choose for one product with different colours?

I read that it is best practices that if you have a product that comes in 3 colours to have one URL for the product, and then to have a dropdown with all the colours that it comes in? For example if ...
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Streaming Vs Downloading Site Load Speed debate

We have a number of sites that use bg video - currently the video file (1.4mb) is loaded from the server and increases page load. My question is whether streaming the video on loop via Vimeo or ...
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Generate urls for same product with different designs

How do you handle a product url when a brand has the same product type in different shapes? Let me provide you with an example. I have Brand A that has sling bags. There is a sling bag, and there is ...
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HTTP to HTTPS sitewide redirect - Entire site removed from Google Index [duplicate]

We recently updated our entire site to use the HTTPS protocol by setting up permanent redirects on all pages. After a couple weeks, we noticed a huge reduction in organic traffic. I've read a couple ...
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Search result URL as permanent link

Is it OK to have a dynamically generated result page, like Google Search result page for a specific query, put in your own website as a permanent link. For example: I search for "IT Ebooks" and copy ...
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rel=“canonical” change ranking

Ok we have a website that is ranking number1 for a VERY NICE keyword. We would prefer if a different website gets that top spot. Question Lets refer to the site that is ranking nr1 as site1 we want ...
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Google Analytics - Redundant host name

I am an absolute rookie at google analytics and would really appreciate some help. I got a notification Redundant Hostnames Property xxxxxxx.com.au is receiving data from redundant hostnames. So I ...
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Effect of making the productoverview your homepage

Say you have a small webshop, ~500 products. Currently that website has a homepage as most sites do, with it's own content, a bit bigger images (better mood settings) and some categories highlighted. ...
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beta/tags and tags not found error in webmaster tool?

Everyday I'm clearing crawl errors in my W M T but, stills everyday I'm getting beta/tags/tag_name and tags/tag_name errors. As few tags are forming not found error like i have 8000+ tags, in that ...
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Buy new domain, how remove already indexed pages?

I buy a old domain name and I am going to start new blog on it. Currently, it has more than 100 pages indexed by Google. How to remove all of them before start my site?
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Google not indexing my site at all [closed]

I am working on a site right now and it does not appear in the google search results at all. I have submitted the url at : https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/submit-url as well. I have ...
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Do multiple structured data elements compete for display in SERPS?

For example, with a product page you may have product info (price, offers, image etc.) but also have a video to show the context of use of the product. I don't believe the product structured data ...
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Website being indexed twice by Google [duplicate]

Website is being indexed by Google twice. Both indexes have the right SEO information for the home page, such as title and description. However for the sublinks there are two versions, one version of ...
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Right way to index photos with different formats on website

I am working on a website with a lot of pro photos. So I've decided to create 4 different formats for each photo: *_sm.jpg - thumbnail when you click on a photo you will get a bigger photo in the ...
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Branding in terms of SEO

There have been plenty of cases in the SEO industry about websites picking up some penalty from google. From a marketing viewpoint, the absence of key marketing theory can partly explain why ‘SEO ...
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How to do SEO for dynamically loaded videos

I got an vimeo-video which is loaded into an overlay-div, if the user clicks a button. How can I provide SEO on my website for the dynamically inserted video-iframe? Can I just meta-tags in the markup ...
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Converting PDFs into HTML with pdf2htmlEX: is the output SEO friendly?

My team and I are implementing the pdf2htmlEX conversion to convert and display over 200k pdf documents (available in our database) on our website. The HTML produced by pdf2htmlEX will be placed "in ...
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Site-wide footer external link - is it a risk?

I want to do link exchange with another site, he is offering me footer site-wide link to my site. This site has about 50 indexed pages on Google, this site has strong SEO data that can help my site. ...
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SEO on ui-router states of AngularJS SPA

I have a simple SPA created with AngularJS, you can see it running here: www.consami.com.br. I was using Prerender.io to load a pure HTML version for crawlers, however some pages were not indexed by ...
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International Redirects

Since a lot of clients are starting to go international I was wondering what the most optimal way is to redirecting users. For example a client has a website www.example.com (serving UK customers) at ...
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Change in SEO Ranking

There are two companies A and B. They have a joint venture called AB Group. Company A does more news and social media publishing when compared to company AB Group and is high up on the SEO rankings. ...
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Crawl Budget economy: what to do with URLs with parameters?

So, a site has inbound links to a lot of important pages and these links have URL parameters. These URL parameters are basically used just for tracking purposes, similar to the way Amazon links to its ...
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Domain name extension importance and hosting area location.

I'm very curious, how is domain extension REALLY impact the SEO in most of search engines and specially in google and social media. I'll clear out my point here: there's lots of material about that ...
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What are the SEO implications of switching from a longer 10 year old “.com” domain name to a shorter “.supply”?

We are reorganising our company's focus and product line from working with only sport products to a much wider range of footwear, clothing and bags. Our old domain name is winksport.com and I want to ...
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Would Google Adwords miscount it as a conversion if the Google Ad was not even clicked?

Google Adwords requires us to add a piece of javascript tracking codes to the web page that signifies a conversion. It's correct for Google Adwords to count it as a conversion if the user really had ...
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best practice for removed products/pages [duplicate]

I need to remove some discontinued products from a woocommerce site. I'm just wondering what the best practice is for SEO. I guess there are 3 options (or more?): 301 Redirect to product category ...
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Do I need to add <link rel=“alternate”> for both HTTP and HTTPS?

The meta tag <link rel="alternate"> should be added for each language and subdomain with the same content right? But do I need to add 2 versions of each, namely http:// and https:// ? Like ...
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Does the order of a keyword combination matter in the title and URL? [duplicate]

If I wanted to rank for "Christmas Coffee" does it matter whether my title is A) 2015's Best Christmas Coffee or B) 2015's Best Coffee of Christmas How much weight is put into this?